This guide details process of setting up your Tanda account in preparation for payroll when using a Tanda Modern Award Template.

Tanda Modern Award Templates are pre-configured pay rules containing the main rules of common Australian Modern Awards.

To see a full list of which Modern Awards are available as templates, navigate to the Compliance tab in Tanda, and click Apply Template in the Award Template section.


Enable a Modern Award Template

To enable a Tanda Modern Award Template, navigate to Compliance > Award Template > Apply Template

You will see a list of available Modern Award Templates.

  • Click Enable to activate a Modern Award Template


Classify Staff

Modern Award Template rules can be applied to employees individually on each employee profile, or you can also bulk add awards to employee to save time.

To bulk add employees to a Modern Award Template:

  • Navigate to Compliance

  • In the Award Template section, click Manage on the relevant Award

  • Click Add Staff

If staff are covered under the same Award, click All staff are on the same award button at the top and the Award will automatically populate next to each employee.

If staff are covered by more the one award, or some staff aren't covered by an Award - choose an award next to each employee. For employees not covered by an Award, select 'Custom Payroll Setup'.

  • Once a selection has been made for each employee, click Apply Awards

  • The next screen will direct you to select the Employment Type and Classification/Level for each employee covered by the Award

Tips for adding staff to a Modern Award Templates:

  • Salaried staff will be assigned to the Salaried Employment Type but won't have a Level. For more information on how Tanda manages Salaried employees, see Salaried Staff

  • If you can't see a Classification or Level type that you need to apply, some Awards contain descriptions for each level, for example, you might know Level 3 as "Chef". To confirm the correct levels, refer to your Modern Award document on the Fair Work Ombudsman website

  • If you pay an employee a rate higher than the Award, still classify them under the respective employment type and level. See Configure Individual Profile for Payroll for more information


Integrate Your Template with Payroll

  • Navigate to Compliance.

  • Click 'Manage' next to the relevant template in the Active Awards section

  • Payroll Integration you will see either of the below - this depends on which payroll system you have integrated:

    • A button to Connect payroll systems and start syncing automatically, or

    • A button to Get a generic configuration report

For Xero and MYOB

Tanda automatically integrates these pay rules through the integration. You will see Connect payroll systems and start syncing automatically.

For further details on how Tanda integrates Modern Award Templates to MYOB and Xero, see:

For other payroll systems

Tanda generates a report containing the rules you will require in your payroll system that match the rules of Tanda's Modern Award Template.

  • Click the button to open a report which you can use to match the award names in Tanda and your payroll system

  • You can change the export name in Tanda to match the naming conventions in your payroll system


Note: Some payroll systems have specific guides in the Payroll & Accounting Integrations section of the Help Centre.

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